Viola da Gamba

Opera Prima Ensemble & Cristiano Contadin - Telemann: Complete Concertos and Trio Sonatas with Viola da Gamba (2015)

Opera Prima Ensemble & Cristiano Contadin - Telemann: Complete Concertos and Trio Sonatas (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 05:16:19 | 724 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics

This set contains the complete works by Telemann in which the Viola da Gamba (or viol) has a prominent and soloistic role. The Viola da Gamba may be described as the predecessor of the modern Violoncello, and in its time it was a popular instrument much in use in instrumental music and as part of the Basso Continuo. Its slightly more modest volume compared with the cello is more than compensated by its specific timbre, with its vocal and sometimes melancholic qualities.
Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - "Felix Austria": Works for Viola da Gamba Consort (2010)

Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - "Felix Austria": Works for Viola da Gamba Consort (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 314 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: cpo | # cpo777451-2 | Time: 01:06:00

Over the years I have heard many recordings of music written for the Imperial court in Vienna. That’s no wonder: Vienna was a centre of music-making in Europe. During the 17th and 18th centuries some of the best musicians and composers were in the service of the Habsburg emperors. Most of the recordings concentrate on music for violins or voice. This disc is different in that it presents music for viol consort. That’s all the more interesting, as it is often thought that in the 17th century consort music was only written in France and England. It is quite surprising that this kind of music was also written in Austria. Most musicians in the service of the Imperial court were from Italy, where the viol consort had gone out of fashion since the first quarter of the 17th century. The fact that Italian composers wrote music for viol consort was due to the personal preferences of the emperors, Ferdinand III and Leopold I, who also wrote some music for this kind of ensemble themselves.
Jordi Savall - Antonio Vivaldi - La Viola Da Gamba In Concerto (2003) {Alia Vox AV9835}

Jordi Savall - Antonio Vivaldi - La Viola Da Gamba In Concerto (2003) {Alia Vox AV9835}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 378 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 143 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 157 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2003 Alia Vox | AV9835
Classical / Baroque / Concerto

It is only recently that two seemingly unconnected names, those of Vivaldi and the viola da gamba, have been uttered in the same breath. The established, uncontested view on the matter was quite simply this: from the middle of the 17th century, the viol, which was still flourishing north of the Alps, had all but disappeared in Italy, where it had been replaced by the bass violin and, subsequently, by the cello.
Pandolfo, Hunninger - Bach: Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba And Harpsichord, Arias (2010)

Pandolfo, Hunninger - Bach: Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba And Harpsichord, Arias (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 374 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 162 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Glossa | Catalog Number: 920411

Fifteen years after his recording of Bach’s three Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord (on hm, with Rinaldo Alessandrini), Paolo Pandolfo returns to this repertoire a new approach: the fruit of active and concentrated years of consideration, study and research into the inherent possibilities of his instrument. Given the basic differing natures of these two instruments, the performance of these works very often turns – in Pandolfo’s words – into a “musical argument”, rather than what is demanded by the music’s essential nature: a “musical conversation” in which the score achieves “transparency and eloquence”.
Graun - Konzertante musik mit viola da gamba (Christophe Coin) [2011]

Graun - Konzertante musik mit viola da gamba (Christophe Coin) [2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 419 MB
Classical | Label: Naïve | Catalog Number: 452898 | TT: 73’42

Johann Gottlieb Graun (27 October 1703 – 28 October 1771) was a German Baroque/Classical era composer and violinist, born in Wahrenbrück. (His brother Carl Heinrich was a singer and also a composer, and indeed is the better known of the two.)
Johann Gottlieb studied with J.G. Pisendel in Dresden and Giuseppe Tartini in Padua. Appointed Konzertmeister in Merseburg in 1726, he taught the violin to J.S. Bach's son Wilhelm Friedemann. He joined the court of the Prussian crown prince (the future Frederick the Great) in 1732 and was made Konzertmeister of the Berlin Opera in 1740…
Keith Jarrett - JS Bach - Sonatas (1992) {RCA} + 3 Sonaten fur Viola da Gamba und Cembalo (1994) {ECM}

Keith Jarrett - JS Bach - Sonatas (1992) {RCA} + 3 Sonaten fur Viola da Gamba und Cembalo (1994) {ECM}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 631 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 238 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 35 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1992, 1994 RCA / BMG / ECM | 09026 61274 2 / ECM New Series 1501
Classical / Harpsichord / Flute / Viola

If you have any doubt that the fipple flute is an acceptable substitute for the specified transverse one in these works, this recording could allay it. What is lost is the warm, intimate, breathy, pitch-bending sound of the minimally-keyed wooden instrument, but what is gained is the luculent clarity and (in Petri's hands) spot-on accuracy of the recorder. Instruments at period pitch (which for her own good reasons Petri does not use) would restore some of the warmth, but rarely can you have everything—and here you have so much to be grateful for.

Wieland Kuijken – Viola Da Gamba Solo Recital (1994)  

Posted by d'Avignon at Aug. 8, 2012
Wieland Kuijken – Viola Da Gamba Solo Recital (1994)

Wieland Kuijken – Viola Da Gamba Solo Recital (1994)
Classical/Various style periods | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 66m02s | 318mb
Label: DENON Aliare | cat. no. CO-75659
Bagpipes from Hell - Music for viola da gamba, lyra-viol, lute and ceterone

Bagpipes from Hell - Music for viola da gamba, lyra-viol, lute and ceterone
Marais - Forqueray - Weiss - Simpson - Robinson - Sainte-Colombe - Anon.

Classical, Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 259 MB | RS
Recorded: 19-22 June 1999, Villa Medici-Giulini, Briosco, Italy
Released: 2000 | Label: Winter & Winter 250-910-050-2 | TT: 57:45

Vittorio Ghielmi - viola da gamba, lyra-viol | Luca Pianca - lute

For starters, there are no bagpipes on this weird and wonderful mix of 17th- and 18th-century music arranged for lute, ceterone, viola da gamba, and lyra viol. But the playing by Vittorio Ghielmi and Luca Pianca (founder of the Giardino Armonico ensemble) on Bagpipes from Hell will have you fooled that something wheezy is at work here. It's an odd mix of dances, including jigs, and folk-inspired numbers […] that somehow blends the droning elements of bagpipes and hurdy-gurdy with the intricate delicacy of baroque composition […] and the playing throughout is intense and exquisitely recorded. (Jason Verlinde)
J. S. Bach - …per la viola da gamba… [BWV 1011/995, 1025, 1029] - Hille Perl

J. S. Bach - … per la viola da gamba …
Classical, Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 287 MB | Rapidshare
Recorded: 14-17 July 1999, Colnrade Church, Germany | Released: 1999 | Label: DHM/BMG 05472 77515 2 | TT: 65:17
Hille Perl - viola da gamba | Lee Santana - baroque lute | Andrew Lawrence-King - double harp | Veronika Skuplik - violin | Barbara Messmer - viola da gamba

[…] Per la viola da gamba is a solid, entirely satisfying, and authoritative-sounding hour of Bach. In particular, the gamba and lute transformation of Bach's "doubtful" Violin Sonata, BWV 1025, utilizing Sylvius Leopold Weiss' original lute part and transposing the Bach's violin part down an octave, sounds more natural and authentic than the familiar "doubtful" version. The Sonata BWV 1029 is played as a trio with continuo, and this approach lends a concertato effect to the sonata, which works well due to the obviously close relationship between this work and Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. (Uncle Dave Lewis, All Music Guide)
Johannes Schenck - "Les Fantaisies bisarres de la Goutte": Works for Viola da Gamba - Lorenz Duftschmid

Johannes Schenck - "Les Fantaisies bisarres de la Goutte": Works for Viola da Gamba
Classical, Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 368 MB | Rapidshare
Recorded: Feb. 1999, Schlingen (Baden), Germany | Released: 2000 | Label: cpo 999 682-2 | TT: 67:18
Lorenz Duftschmid, Sophie Watillon - viola da gamba | Rolf Lislevand - theorbe & guitar |
Wolfgang Zerer - harpsichord & organ positive

Is it too early to start my "Recordings of the Year" list? The music and performances on this release are nothing short of a revelation. CPO is always willing to take a chance on a rare composer, and this gamble hits the jackpot. […] This is among the most brilliant, sophisticated music to come out of the Baroque, and Schenck's mastery of the possibilities of the viola da gamba surely rivals Saint-Colombe and Marais. His style shows all the usual French, German, and Italian influences, with a slight emphasis on the French but with a decidedly Germanic attitude toward the dance forms. (David Preiser, ClassicsToday.com)